Artificial Joint Replacement of the Thumb Goose Creek SC

Looking for information on Artificial Joint Replacement of the Thumb in Goose Creek? We have compiled a list of businesses and services around Goose Creek that should help you with your search. We hope this page helps you find information on Artificial Joint Replacement of the Thumb in Goose Creek.

Dr.David Jaskwhich
(843) 797-5050
2880 Tricom Street
Charleston, SC
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.3, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

Data Provided By:
Eric Steven Stem, MD
(843) 572-2663
9100 Medcom St
North Charleston, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1993
Hospital
Hospital: Trident Med Ctr, Charleston, Sc
Group Practice: South Carolina Sports Medicine

Data Provided By:
Lee E Hershon, DDS
(843) 723-7242
267 LAKE PARK DR
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
Gregory Paul Harbach, MD
2891 Tricom St Ste A
N Charleston, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557
Graduation Year: 1994

Data Provided By:
Angus M Mc Bryde Jr, MD
(205) 460-7050
5290 Rivers Ave Ste 101
N Charleston, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Palmetto Richland Memorial Hos, Columbia, Sc; Providence Hospital, Columbia, Sc
Group Practice: University Medical Associates At Medical University Of Sc; University Medical Assocs At Medical University Of Sc; University Specialty Clinics Ort

Data Provided By:
David Harrison Jaskwhich, MD
(205) 888-1343
2880 Tricom St
North Charleston, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1996

Data Provided By:
Bradley D Nirenblatt, DMD
(843) 572-4939
2070 Northbrook Blvd Ste A17
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
John Angus Mc Fadden II, MD
(843) 792-4274
5290 Rivers Ave Ste 101
N Charleston, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1983

Data Provided By:
William Ernest Wilson, MD
(843) 572-2663
Attn Lori 9100 Medcom St
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1989

Data Provided By:
David Harrison Jaskwhich
(843) 797-5050
2880 Tricom St
North Charleston, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

Artificial Joint Replacement of the Thumb

A Patient's Guide to Artificial Joint Replacement of the Thumb

Introduction

If nonsurgical treatments are not successful in easing problems of thumb arthritis, your doctor may recommend replacing the surfaces of the joint. Joint replacement surgery is called arthroplasty.

This guide will help you understand

  • which parts of the thumb are involved
  • how surgeons perform this surgery
  • what to expect before and after surgery

Anatomy

Which parts of the thumb are involved?

The CMC joint (an abbreviation for carpometacarpal joint) of the thumb is where the metacarpal bone of the thumb attaches to the trapezium bone of the wrist. This joint is sometimes referred to as the basal joint of the thumb. The CMC is the joint that allows you to move your thumb into your palm, a motion called opposition.

Several ligaments (bands of strong tissue) hold the joint together. These ligaments join to form the joint capsule of the CMC joint. The joint capsule is a watertight sac around the joint.

The joint surfaces are covered with a material called articular cartilage. This material is the slick, spongy covering that allows one side of a joint to slide against the other joint surface easily. When this material wears out, the joint develops a type of arthritis called osteoarthritis and becomes painful.

Related Document: A Patient's Guide to Hand Anatomy

Rationale

What does the surgeon hope to achieve?

Arthritic joint surfaces can be a source of stiffness, pain, and swelling. The artificial joint is used to replace the damaged joint surfaces so patients can do their activities with less pain. Unlike a fusion surgery that simply binds the joint together, arthroplasty can help take away pain while allowing the thumb joint to retain movement.

Related Document: A Patient's Guide to Arthritis of the Thumb

Preparation

How should I prepare for surgery?

The decision to proceed with surgery must be made jointly by you and your surgeon. You need to understand as much about the procedure as possible. If you have concerns or questions, you should talk to your surgeon.

Once you decide on surgery, you need to take several steps. Your surgeon may suggest a complete physical examination by your regular doctor. This exam helps ensure that you are in the best possible condition to undergo the operation.

A second purpose of the preoperative visit is to prepare you for your surgery. You'll begin learning some of the exercises you'll use during your recovery. And your therapist can help you anticipate any special needs or problems you might have at home, once you are released from the hospital.

On the day of your surgery, you will probably be admitted to the hospital early in the morning. You shouldn't eat or drink anything after midnight the night before.

Surgical Procedure

What happens during surgery?

Before we describe the procedure, let's look first at the artificial thumb joint itse...

Click here to read the rest of this article from eOrthopod.com